Recently Read: My Favorite Books

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About two years ago I started a little online book club here (Blogger Book Club) which kind of fizzled out when I got busier at work. I hate that I don’t have enough time to devote to it anymore, but would love to start it back up! Regardless, each year I make a goal for myself to read at least one book a month. This usually doesn’t get achieved unless I’m traveling, but luckily I’ve already taken two business trips so far in 2016, so I’m on my way. Since Blogger Book Club isn’t quite up and running still (but should it be?) I’d love to start up a review of each book I read each month. To get these going, here’s a little intro with some of the best books I’ve read recently.

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins
Not a new book by any means, but I only recently picked it up and I couldn’t stop reading. I got a bit burnt out on the mystery/crime/thrillers after reading one after the other in my Gone Girl phase, but this one had me on the edge of my airplane seat! Super interesting and had me guessing the whole time. If you haven’t read it yet, I highly suggest it. Not just for those who are into the Gillian Flynn books!

Find Your Happy Daily Mantras by Shannon Kaiser
I am one of those who used to read the daily devotional books and really enjoyed them. However, I wanted to find something that is a bit less bible-involved and bit more motivationally focused. This book couldn’t be closer to what I was looking for unless I created it myself. As a naturally entrepreneurial-spirited person trying to juggle a 9-5, real life and blog all at the same time while keeping up with a creative spirit and mind, this book really just gets me. I highly suggest it for anyone who likes an extra push with their coffee in the AM!

The Good Girl by Mary Kubica
I read this book last year, but recently enough to make the list. It also falls into the same crime/thriller category as The Girl on the Train but a different type of a crime with a huge twist. This is another one that I thought was going to be along the same lines as the others in the genre, but was very pleasantly surprised as how much it interested me.

What am I reading now? I just started reading Dodgers by Bill Beverly courtesy of Blogging for Books, which I heard about thanks to my good friend Nicole at Probably Polka Dots! If you love to read and blog, you need to check this site out.

Have a book you think I’d like? Leave me a comment below! I am always taking suggestions.

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  1. Almost Like Being in Love & Last Days Of Summer. Both are by Steve Kluger. I’d call them summer reads. I can’t read Almost in public because I laugh out loud every time I read that book. And I think I’ve read it at least a dozen times now.